In July 2009, an old friend of mine and her partner were sleeping in their bed when an intruder broke into their home and brutally raped them at knifepoint. My friend’s partner, Teresa, was stabbed to death. My friend managed to escape and survive the attack, and somehow, some way that’s still hard for me to grasp, she has also survived emotionally. Tonight I’m in Seattle for the release of The Angel Band Project’s new CD, Take You With Me, which honors the woman who died saving my friend’s life. If you’re in the Seattle area, please come to tonight’s CD release party, say hi, enjoy good music and the most powerful demonstration of love and hope you’ll ever see in the face of such ugliness. If you’re not in town, pick up a copy of the CD online: all proceeds go to The Voices and Faces Project, a non-profit which works toward ending sexual violence. Thank you.